Easter brunch can range from a meal at a chain restaurant to an exquisite affair at a fine restaurant. If you're planning to head out for Easter bunch, but not entirely sure where to go, Open Table is a fabulous resource. The site allows you to search by parts of town, type of cuisine and price point. Or check out one of the options below, including one where you can actually eat the Easter bunny...
Tilth is always a fine option for a holiday meal, with certified organic, wild and often locally sourced ingredients. This year's brunch, headed up by chef Maria Hines, includes Asparagus Salad, Potato Galette, Stuffed French Toast and Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake. The three-course menu is $30 per person with drinks not included.
If you've ever wondered what the Easter Bunny might taste like, Fonte Cafe is serving up your chance to find out. The restaurant will serve Rodger Rabbit Benedict with confit rabbit, Rabbit Stew, Rabbit Frittata and Velveteen Rabbit Pate as well as other non-rabbit menu items.
If you want a ritzy brunch option, look to Aqua by El Gaucho. Their brunch menu features options for everyone, from Banana Walnut Pancakes to Filet Aqua.
Wherever you choose to go, be sure to make reservations! And check out this full listing, if you're looking for other things to do on Easter.
In honor of everybody's favorite day of the year--Tax Day!--Hard Rock Cafe Seattle is giving you the special chance to sing for your supper. Literally. You sing. You get dinner. Because everyone could use a bit of a financial break today.
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 15, Hard Rock will invite diners up on stage. Choose a song and then sing that song along with a live band. Complete the song and you'll get a free meal. It's that simple. Plus, you get to be a rockstar for a little bit and what better way could there be to put all your tax worries behind you?
The meals you can choose from are all part of the newly launched menu revamp and include: the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich (picture above), Arugula Salad with Shaved Marinated Chicken, Fiesta Burger or Veggie Burger.
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Spring in Seattle is eventful! This week, don't miss the Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival in Fremont, a fine way indeed to welcome in this sunny weather with a twist. To the south, runners will find a treat at the Cosmic 5K Fun Run in Puyallup. For the full events listing for April, see the Seattle and Tacoma events calendars.
- National Geographic Live! Carsten Peter: Extreme Planet at Benaroya Hall
- Diana Krall at 7 p.m. at Paramount Theatre
- Chromeo at 9 p.m. at The Showbox
- Duane Goad at Tacoma Comedy Club
- Cosmic 5K Fun Run at 7 p.m. at Washington State Fair Events Center
- Chelsea Handler at 7 p.m. at Paramount Theatre
- Switchfoot at 8:30 p.m. at The Showbox
- Blackberry Smoke at 9 p.m. at Neptune Theatre
- Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival at Fremont Studios
April 18-May 11:
- The Odd Couple at Lakewood Playhouse
- See the USA at 7:30 p.m. at Pantages Theatre
- Dark Star Orchestra at 8 p.m. at The Showbox
Until April 20:
- I Love Lucy Live on Stage at Moore Theatre
A new month, a new set of events calendars! Spring is finally here and this year it seems like it's going to be a rainy Spring, but don't let that stop you from getting out and delving into the area's events.
April Events in Seattle include plenty of Mariners games, Ellie Goulding at the Paramount Theatre, Shen Yun at McCaw Hall and the end of The Lion King's run at the Paramount.
Tacoma's April event lineup features country legend George Strait at the Tacoma Dome, Madama Butterfly at the Rialto, and the neon-glow of the Cosmic 5K Fun Run at the Washington State Fair Events Center.
Especially if you've got kids, also check out the Earth Day events on April 22!
When I saw that Gayot, authority on the good life, had compiled a list of the top 10 national parks, I thought for sure Mt. Rainier National Park would be on the list. After all, Mt. Rainier is pretty awesome. It's beautiful. The park has some great trails.
But I was wrong! A Washington State national park did indeed make the list, but not Mt. Rainier. Instead, San Juan Island National Historical Park landed on the list. Gayot sites a number of facets of the park that helped it get onto the list--the fact that you can often spot whales from the shorelines, that outdoor activities include kayaking and hiking, and the historical value of the park. In the 1800s, the "Pig War" erupted here, but came to a peaceful resolution. And, yes, a pig was involved.
I'll admit, while I knew this park was one of the parks near (ish) to Seattle, I didn't know much about it. It's still on my list of places to go. If you've been, what's your favorite aspect of this unique national park?
There are some very cool things to do on the docket this week! And April's events (Easter and Earth Day!) on the horizon! Best of all, Spring is now officially here, heralding in the many Spring and Summer events in the area. Woo! Here's what's up this week:
- Wanting at 8 p.m. at Neptune Theatre
- The War on Drugs at 9 p.m. at Neptune Theatre
- Totally Wicked at McCaw Hall
- Star Chefs on Broadway: Neverland at Pantages Theatre in Tacoma
- Neil Finn at 8 p.m. at Neptune Theatre
Until June 15:
- Little Shop of Horrors at ACT Theatre
Easter in 2014 is on April 20 (and with marijuana legal now in Washington State...this year, Easter might get an interesting twist since it falls on 4/20). All joking aside, whether you celebrate Easter with your family over a meal at home or like to head out, this year there are plenty of happenings to enjoy in Seattle and Tacoma.
Easter brunch is a tradition for many families and local options range from going to any number of restaurants--or doing something more unique and having brunch on a cruise boat. Find out what kinds of Easter activities are taking place in Seattle and Tacoma with this handy listing, or check out where the larger Easter egg hunts are this year!
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Travel and Leisure recently released a list of 15 cities that could be the next Pompeii--all cities placed precariously close to active volcanoes around the world. I clicked into the article, sure Seattle would be on the list, but it wasn't! Oversite? Perhaps. Seattle, Tacoma and other Puget Sound cities are pretty close to Mt. Rainier, after all. Mt. Rainier is one of 16 "Decade Volcanoes" on the earth. Decade Volcanoes are very likely to cause a major catastrophe if they go off.
Pompeii was a city of about 20,000 people buried in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. While it makes an amazing tourist attraction today, I'm not exactly unhappy that Seattle was left off the list of possible future Pompeiis.
Still--what do you think? Could Seattle or Tacoma end up being another Pompeii someday?
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Whether you're looking for a place to propose, a restaurant for a special occasion, or just want a bird's eye view of Seattle, the city's many viewpoints are worthy of knowing about! Seattle is a stunningly beautiful city. See it from every angle, from high up in the sky, from in the distance and you'll still get a little burst of pride.
So where are these splendid viewpoints? Depends what you seek.
For views with a touch of romance, Seattle's restaurants with a view may be the places to go.
For expansive views of the skyline or towers with observation decks, check out this list of the best viewpoints in town.
Or if you're gearing up to ask someone to marry you, why not set the stage with an unforgettable backdrop at one of the area's most memorable spots for a marriage proposal!
Seattle's Irish Heritage Club Parade is the centerpiece of the city's St. Patrick's Day celebration. Seattle is the Emerald City, after all, so it only makes sense that we celebrate the Emerald Isle in style. In 2014, the parade starts at 12:30 p.m. on March 15, and will go north up 4th Avenue from Jefferson to the Reviewing Stand at Westlake Park. Parade participants include drill teams and marching bands, but also Irish dancers, a few pirates here and there, and--of course--bagpipers.
After the parade, the party continues at the Irish Festival at Seattle Center. You can ride the Monorail from Westlake to Seattle Center between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. for free!
More information about the Seattle St. Patrick's Day Parade.
More Seattle St. Patrick's Day events.
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